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12th November 2020

Manchester-based health food company FitChef is offering 30% off weekly meal prep delivery this lockdown

A Manchester-based health food company is offering you the chance to “kick start your lockdown eating plan” at an incredible discounted price. FitChef UK is helping people to “continue eating their favourite restaurant foods”, all while “limiting their supermarket shopping” to keep safe amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by offering an impressive 30% off when you place your first pre-prepared meal package order. Unfamiliar with the popular health food company? FitChef...
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12th November 2020

The Stretford Strip: A new start for a once thriving town?

Despite being prominently visited by Mohammed Ali in 1974, there is no denying that over the years, Stretford Mall lost its charm. But, thanks to efforts from the council and local business entrepreneurs, Stretford Mall has surpassed its past glory with a delightful food hall surrounded by innovative local businesses, including The Hive. Despite only being open two days before the national lockdown in March, and now operating as take-away only, The Hive is perhaps the centrepiece of a blos...
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11th November 2020

There’s a brand new BrewDog beer hotel coming to Manchester next year

The long-rumoured brand new BrewDog beer-themed hotel is now confirmed to finally be coming to Manchester next year. Plans for the DogHouse Hotel Manchester took a huge leap forward this week. The ever-popular Scottish drinks brand is aiming to transform a three-storey building on Fountain Street – just off the busy Market Street in the heart of Manchester city centre – and has lodged a planning application detailing its plans to turn the empty office premises into a boutique hotel. ...
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11th November 2020

Manchester businesses are donating cancelled office Christmas party funds to charity

A new campaign has been launched and it’s urging businesses in Greater Manchester and beyond to donate their cancelled Christmas party budgets to charity. The #XmasPartyHeroes campaign – which has already raised more than £500,000 in less than a week – is the brainchild of Mark Hawthorn, the CEO of investor Landmark Group, and as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has already caused most businesses to cancel their Christmas parties this year, it is encouraging companies to donate an...
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10th November 2020

The Manc partners with Deliveroo to help local restaurants deliver during lockdown

It goes without saying that 2020 has been an absolute horror show of a year. The coronavirus pandemic has battered both the bodies and minds of millions of people across the country and stop-start lockdowns have driven thousands of businesses into the ground. In Manchester this is no different. Some of our most beloved bars and restaurants closed their doors for the last time during the first lockdown, and many others decided that they just couldn’t continue when restrictions eventual...
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10th November 2020

Frontline staff can enjoy 30% off car hire with Sixt’s ‘Cars 4 Key Workers’ campaign

A collective groan greeted the confirmation of Lockdown 2.0. The prospect of being cooped up inside again was a frustrating one – especially after 14 decidedly boring weeks indoors over spring and summer. But whilst millions of us were kicking our heels, twiddling our thumbs and watching Netflix – a group of very special people were getting up each morning, driving into work, and keeping us safe. Doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and other frontline staff carried the UK through the f...
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8th November 2020

LOKE: The app that’s helping bars and restaurants deliver during lockdown

For the second time in a year, pubs, bars and restaurants have been told to pull down the shutters and bolt up the doors. England has officially entered a second lockdown – with hospitality having to close again just four months after reopening. But whilst customers aren’t permitted on the premises – this sector can still continue to serve customers via takeaway. And there’s one company that’s helping Manchester businesses set up their very own delivery service in a fast, ef...
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6th November 2020

Iconic Manchester vintage boutique, Retro Rehab, has relaunched as an online store

The Northern Quarter is renowned for its vintage boutiques and eclectic cafes, but there was one that stood out as a firm favourite among patrons – Retro Rehab. That was, however, until they ended their 15-year residence back in September. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Retro Rehab team decided to call it quits, closing down their beloved shop permanently. But the good news is that this isn’t the end of Manchester’s favourite period dresses. Retro Rehab has of...
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5th November 2020

Sacha Lord announces grand return of United We Stream for four Christmas shows

Manchester’s acclaimed United We Stream GM platform is returning to action this winter to raise local spirits just in time for Christmas. In support of Andy Burnham’s new oneGM initiative, the city’s Night Time Economy Adviser Sacha Lord is planning some festive, feel-good shows to give the region’s residents “a break from the boredom”. Starting on ‘Mad Friday’ (December 18) United We Stream will party right on through the Christmas holidays – with shows on December ...
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